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Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

What I discovered is I shoot a lot of red.

I blurred my eyes to spot purple in the archives.

Yes, I  made the rainbow jello to photograph.  It took 5 hours. I got the recipe from my daughter Laura who found it on the web here 

The one pictured is not spiked and no one ate it either.  It is still in my freezer to slice and photograph with light coming through the jello like stained glass.

Purple views, white balance setting askew but it works for the challenge.

A compendium of purple.

Fellow bloggers links are at the Daily Post at WordPress. (Thanks to Jo I know how to get on the list now.)

and the cake is by Aubrey’s Bakery in Steubenville Ohio for Justin and Vicky’s wedding

34 responses

  1. WOW! I think all your photos are perfect for the challenge. The jello is a masterpiece it goes well with the beautiful cake. Love what you did with the city landscape giving it that majestic glow.


    July 28, 2012 at 12:25 am

  2. These are some gorgeous purples all right! At first, I only saw the jello. WOW. You hit a home run here, I think. :-)

    July 28, 2012 at 12:34 am

  3. Love that picture of the jelly but I like all your pictures though. It’s a smart idea with the garlic and the red onions!

    July 28, 2012 at 12:38 am

  4. Wow … 5 hrs just to photograph purple, you are awesome! I love, love, love purple garlic and thanks for reminding me to add it to the shopping list for today! :)

    July 28, 2012 at 2:12 am

  5. Amy

    Beautiful post! Gorgeous purple!

    July 28, 2012 at 2:44 am

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  10. What an amazing jelly! Beautiful colours. :)

    July 28, 2012 at 6:42 am

  11. Erica Wells

    A fabulous post!!!!

    July 28, 2012 at 8:05 am

  12. It’s a cracking example of your culinary skills Ruth let alone the photography bit! “You are a GD Genius Gump!”

    July 28, 2012 at 9:10 am

  13. Fabulous photos and great in the kitchen too – ?

    July 28, 2012 at 9:46 am

  14. Sue Reinfeld

    You definitely met the challenge.

    July 28, 2012 at 10:11 am

  15. connie

    The city scape is my favorite; but the jello is such an awesome color combination- wow!

    July 28, 2012 at 10:31 am

  16. Very nice pics….Hats off :-)

    July 28, 2012 at 11:55 am

  17. Great selection, the jelly & garlic photos are special. The layered jelly takes a long time to set, well done. Cover with ice-cream and it should disappear quickly.

    July 28, 2012 at 12:32 pm

  18. Very unique pictures to portray the color purple……I’m a follower : ) Really would hate to eat that jello masterpiece.

    July 28, 2012 at 1:15 pm

  19. Purple garlic – I forgot that I had it in my pantry – until I saw your purple garlic :) I love the view of the city by night.

    July 28, 2012 at 1:31 pm

  20. The Jello is very impressive, and the wedding cake is beautiful! But I think my favorite pic is the onions/shallots. I adore nature, and repetition. :)

    July 28, 2012 at 1:46 pm

  21. Sally

    Ruth, Even at Ft. Knox 30-some years ago, you were a great cook! I absolutely LOVE the jello and all the rainbow colors. I also enjoyed seeing the pictures of your grandchildren. I bet they all love purple!

    July 28, 2012 at 2:07 pm

  22. What patience you had in assembling that jell-o rainbow! Wow! All beautiful shots!

    July 28, 2012 at 5:21 pm

  23. Northern Narratives

    The jello is wonderful :)

    July 28, 2012 at 5:24 pm

  24. busting with purple! beautiful shots.

    July 28, 2012 at 7:42 pm

  25. Joyce

    The picture of the jelly and city scape are my favorite. Amazing!

    July 28, 2012 at 8:46 pm

  26. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I meant to add earlier that the jello gave me the giggles! Talk about happy food. And the cake was amazing!

    July 28, 2012 at 9:34 pm

  27. So many great photos here – the jello, and the night shot, the cake, the garlic… well done!

    July 28, 2012 at 10:37 pm

  28. WOW! All excellent … I cannot decide on a favorite. (I wonder if I have purple in my library.)

    July 29, 2012 at 1:00 am

  29. fab photos but the jello is excellent!!!

    July 29, 2012 at 7:52 am

  30. Wow, that is quite the creation. You do shoot a lot of red come to think of it. But it’s a great color and pretty dominant. I like this series.

    July 29, 2012 at 10:51 am

  31. Fabulous shots all Ruth! But… why was the rainbow jello not consumed? It looks pretty good to me. :-)

    July 29, 2012 at 11:38 am

  32. I think you covered the purple spectrum! Great photos.

    July 29, 2012 at 11:43 am

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